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Ukraine will create a unit of Muslim soldiers to protect the Crimean border and monitor imports and exports amid an increasingly violent battle with pro-Russian rebels, a Ukraine leader said on Aug. 3. The Muslim battalion will be formed of Crimean Tatars, Kazan Tatars, Uzbeks, Chechens, Azeris, Meskhetian Turks and other Muslim groups, said Mustafa Abdülcemil Kırımoğlu, leader of Crimean Tatars, according to local media reports.

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The employees of the operational department of the Specialized State Tax Service for servicing large taxpayers in Odesa, together with the officers of the interregional investigation department of the State Fiscal Service under the supervision of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, conducted investigative-operational measures (searches) at Illichivsk seaport on July 30, 2015.

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Is Crimea Russia’s new holiday paradise, or a grubby tourist trap with spiraling inflation?

It depends on who you believe – the flashy advertisements on Russian state television touting the newly annexed Crimean Peninsula as a prime destination, or the people who actually spend time

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